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bialik gassed transferred. by from. the be . this news coming to you live from berlin europe moves to disrupt the disinfo mission campaign starting targeting the upcoming european elections there's been a massive push to get people out to vote but efforts to stop the spread of foreign an anti e.u. propaganda proved too little too late also on the program. nor is the
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place for any child get one in 5 live in conflict areas that's a warning from the age group save the children as it marks 100 years of service is a day to celebrate we speak to a former staff member of the organization. and president donald trump declares a national emergency that means businesses with foreign telecom such pose a risk to national security the director does not name any specific company this believed to be targeting chinese tech giant well wait. i don't have a warm welcome to you i'm a touchy. europe goes to the polls next week in a massive push is underway to encourage people to vote 28 e.u. countries with 400000000 voters will decide who represent them for the next 5 years
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at the european parliament here's how it works the number of seats each country gets is roughly proportional to its population now europe's most populous country germany with over 80000000 people will be electing 96 m. e p's while the smallest country in the e.u. is more and more it will be represented 6 any piece to represent its population of less than half a 1000000 the once elected members of parliament join a transnational group with similar political orientation at the moment their 7 such groups representing the center right the socialist greens euro skeptics and others the n.e.p. is voted on new laws and approved the e.u. budget they also help choose the president of the european commission the current president you might be familiar with him is this man. the favorites to replace him are the german conservative m.e.p.
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veber and the dutch politician france to months of the european socialist not in the lead up to the next weeks of old vote that he was also on guard there was this begs a chuck if you remember and there is also growing euro skepticism in some countries and there's an additional concern online this is information campaigns trying to influence voters and last year the e.u. commission set up a task force to deal with this threat but critics say its efforts may be too little too late did obvious terry shows as this report whoever you are wherever you are you can get involved the european union institutions have who are enormous resources in to get out the vote campaign but have they invested enough in stay out of the vote efforts. in ways to prevent malicious meddling it's not like there was no warning 5 years ago the kremlin's internet research agency in st petersburg was
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revealed estimated to spend more than a $1000000.00 a month pumping out anti western spin 3 years ago u.s. elections were the target of that russian troll farm yet the european commission waited until just 6 months before the european parliament elections to launch its action plan against this information we should have been doing much more kalinski spent 3 years in the european commission's east dot com taskforce a communications unit created in 2015 to counter russian efforts to smear the e.u. now with an independent think tank kalinski says brussels is way behind expecting that we will solve the problem in the last 2 months before the elections or even in the last month of the elections when the russians have been working on it for the past 5 years i think it's very naive to facebook google and twitter have a role in the commission's plan pressed to better verify users' identities and remove fake accounts faster and to make clear who's paying for advertising and
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content facebook has just opened its own war room in dublin to target in authentic activity ahead of elections let's go in or from the e.u. is external action service says there has been progress it's not as much as we would have liked to but we have seen in terms of transparency things are really moving and i think the platforms understood but they also need to take a much closer look at what is happening there but not everyone is counting on bureaucrats and big tech to lead the battle out in the quiet flemish countryside is what you might call an anti troll farm with a staff of one. martin welcome. martin shank debunks false online stories on his own website lead stories dot com and also as part of fact check e.u. a collaboration of european media outlets. working to keep the record straight ahead of the elections anything that looks suspicious that we take a closer look at that. it smells funny. especially the kind of story that makes
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people angry or upset or. confirms people in their bias like i knew muslims this or i knew throne but that after shank brand speak content with a big red banner on his website he also formally notifies dace book which immediately reduces the items visibility in its news feeds shank is convinced even small doses of dissent from ation can be dangerous for democracy if you can swing a few 100 votes in the certain district or in a certain state. that might tip the balance and you cannot make this coalition or that coalition because one seat has moved so it will undoubtedly have an influence with so much at stake across $28.00 countries experts say we're likely to see intense just information campaigns right up until the final votes are cast. but
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what does this information look like here to break it down for us is g.w. reporter peter dunne hi fi to give us some examples of what this information looks like yeah absolutely let's go right to it here's an example from just 2 weeks ago it's a facebook post purporting to show an election by chance uncle merkel's c.d.u. party or the caption reads to strengthen families for a better germany. but the family in that picture has nothing to do with either merkel or the c.d.u. in fact it's a picture from 2017 of a muslim family that suit united airlines over discrimination and in short this is completely made up and we've seen a lot of examples like this across the e.u. leading up to the election where the sender may be unclear but the message is certainly not it's to warn against the decline of christianity in europe in hopes of mobilizing e.u. skeptics and 1st of all right when voters have the election so you example show
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that this is blatantly full it's so we thought in our report that like the us elections in 2 constant 16 a lot of this misinformation is linked to russia what can you tell us about the us right according to recent analysis by u.s. cyber security companies say court cyber close to half of the population so about 240000000 people have been exposed to some form of russian backed disinformation campaign and just this year facebook has removed hundreds of fake accounts and pages run by russian actors many of them post as independent news sites targeted eastern either countries specifically like stoney and romania with post critical of nato but it's not just fake accounts reading this information kremlin backed out its book sputnik which runs and or its operate in over 30 languages has played a key role in trying to influence the u.
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election here's an example from march targeting latvian voters this article falsely claims that there's no point in voting in the european elections because it will bring no benefits to the lot in people the fact though is while latvia contributed 184000000 euros to the unit 2017 it received 737000000 euros so 4 times as much as it contributed what sputnik is to. i mean with similar examples like this some of those facebook accounts i mention before turns out a lot of them were actually run by sputnik employees. again the aim seems clear it's to sow division it's to suppress voter turnout and undermine trust in me you and ultimately. disrupt our democracy. you know break apart a union that is white been credited with bringing wealth and peace to a region that used to be riddled by war dr beat it out thank you very much for
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shedding light on this really important issue especially given that the european elections next week ok let me now being updated with some other stories making news around the wild as strikes by the saddam had coalition have killed at least 6 civilians in the yemen's capital sanaa classical into health officials linked to a minute and the strikes reportedly targeted 9 military sites in and around the city to come 2 days after insurgents claimed responsibility for drone attacks on to the saudi oil pumping stations. sudan's military council has announced it has suspended talks with protesters on civilian rule after clashes erupted in the capital khartoum the military council said the suspension would last $72.00 hours it sets out several conditions for negotiations to be resumed including the dismantling of barricades wrecked by protesters. protesters have also clashed with police in religion or after
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a day of demonstrations against government budget cuts the administration a far right president about sonando announced cuts of over one to half 1000000000 euros to the country's public education system the main the effect universities. a leader of the basque separatist militant group eta has been arrested in france after 17 years on the run also tehran ada is accused of involvement in several killings the group is responsible for more than $800.00 deaths during its campaign for basque independence it disbanded in 2018. the save the children is marking its 100th anniversary today it's fonda a done time jeb believes every war is a war against children and that motivated her to set up the aid group 100 years ago every day true or not killed or maimed abducted recruited sexually abused their
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homes and schools a bomb and sometimes aid is denied to them in february save the children revealed that some 420000000 children are living in conflict affected areas that amounts to one in 5 what it wide today as save the children mocks its centenary the organization has once again with the spotlight on the impact a war and conflict on children. save the children's founders wrote the declaration of the rights of the child which was adopted by the united nations in 1959 the child she helps to feed starving children after the devastation of 2 world wars. there's no end to conflicts in the world so while child welfare has improved worldwide save the children says one and sally children now live in conflict zones more risk of harm now than at any time in the last 20 years is. just 12 years old and lives in gaza 5 years ago he played in the street there was an
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explosion nearby despite the best efforts of doctors he lost and i. think a lot of the soto's the children make fun of me at school they keep calling me one eyed man even in the street. i keep getting infected and i wish the infections would stop. and i dream and wish that i could go abroad and get a good eye fitted that looks really eunice it's not only children caught up in conflict save the children believes that every child deserves a future wherever they are whatever their circumstances place is at peace can be just as dangerous for children as places at all. on the story joining me is alexia pepita carries she's a former staff member of save the children and co-founder of the n.g.o.s seat's peace welcome mr kerry's 100 years of save the children today is this
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a day for you to celebrate. thank you for having me on today's the day as a child i think a good hard look at itself has become a multinational enormous charity around the world with over 2 and a half $1000000000.00 worth of funding coming through and while it's very laudable to grow an organization of that song on the back of a chap's work we really need to look at how the it's done and how it impacts the people who come our quest charity because we tend to receive for picture and the gloss that is portrayed to the outside world organization has done some great work but more and more children are exposed to risk of conflict why hasn't the ngo been able to prevent that. preventing them caught children from being at risk of conflict is actually a much more political solution than the charitable world would have you got to stand. children who come into conflict we're living in a time where more and more disharmony is being sold around the world including in
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the u.k. where i live and what we need to do is to see political solutions rather than charitable and kevin charter which is really the last i want to see. my problem with the way we try to sell it as the solution is that it comes at the very end huge part of work that really what we need to be looking at is empowering citizens to hold their own governments to them and charity sending you a 5 pound box nation we'd like to see. taken now the allegations of a section to have a look at exactly what the trustees knew at the time and what they covered up and intentionally that must have a disappointing ofi you specially on an anniversary like this one alexia peppa de carries a former member of save the children and co-founder of the ngo save space thank you for talking to us of the. thank you and we pick up on the story again later in the day when we talk to one of the directors of save the children as the organization mocks 100 since its founding. now china has slammed an executive order signed by
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u.s. president honored chopra's place a strict regulations on business with foreign telecoms the white house says the measure is not directed at any specific country or company but the move is widely seen as targeting the chinese telecom giant flyway beijing says it will protect the company. the u.s. government has long viewed the chinese company as an espionage threat and has sought to keep while way from playing a major role on the u.s. telecommunications infrastructure market. this new move is likely to prevent it from supplying the equipment being used to set up cutting edge 5 g. networks donald trump's decision has come at a key moment in negotiations with the chinese government about future trade relations between the countries where having a little squabble with china because we've been treated very fairly for many many decades for actually a long time and should have been handled
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a long time ago it was. the executive order makes it easier for the u.s. government to directly regulate foreign telecoms which could theoretically exploit back doors and systems to pose a threat to communications and national security in addition the u.s. is a place to walk away and 70 associated companies on a blacklist firms on it have to be granted licenses from the u.s. commerce department to use components made by u.s. firms in their technology with the restrictions will come into force in the next few days however one way executives are taking the pressure from washington him strong. so. that our business in the united states is not that big due to our global operations any change in one country has little impact on our global business let me be your face of the possible challenges of cyber
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security in the future. way is a positive contribution not a destructive force someone to kill for the one we are looking forward to the future willing to continue to invest more from innovation to cooperation as usual but i want to. but for now it seems while way won't be cooperating with many of its american partners. and for more on the story i'm joined by alan tilton business desk welcome alan 1st of all what do you make of this u.s. move to declare a national emergency so its ministration can target big telecom companies well right now it's kind of hard to see exactly if it's a justified move or not because i mean a cynic could say this is just another step in the ongoing trade conflict between the u.s. and china and that donald trump is attempting to use while way to get a little bit more leverage over beijing however you also have to realize the concerns about security that have been raised regarding huawei are nothing new i
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mean they 1st came up in the u.s. context in 2012 under the obama administration and if you look around the world other countries are taking these allegations of security holes or even possible espionage quite seriously i mean a street in new zealand taken steps to ban their technology as well as japan but that's also coming in the face of u.s. pressure now the united states for its part claims that it has information saying that huawei is engaged in a close information exchange kind of information with us i think we really don't know according to court documents there has been some some information gathered by intelligence resources however that's under lock and key we haven't seen it we don't know if the u.s. is international partners have seen it so it's really hard to understand exactly if this is a justified move or not but it's a political or a security move but you seem to share the view that this is targeting the chinese a telecom quali now does this mean if that huawei is than that all kind of
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communication technology will come from domestic providers in the u.s. well we don't really know however i wouldn't bet on it because at the end of the day you know price in the market is going to decide and if you look at it in the only $2.00 domestic makers of 5 g. technology in the switches that are necessary when it comes to the united states at the end of the day it's where is going to be making the cheapest technology out there and that's actually something huawei keeps pointing to in a for a long time they have been the market leader. produced in the infrastructure and they are insane you know look this this decision will have knock on effects inside the united states because especially in rural areas some of the smaller internet service providers are dependent upon sheep solutions because the end of the day they don't have as many clients as their you know big city competitors and they have to turn to companies like quality now if that technology isn't actually available in north america they'll they could have a lot of problems actually expanding their 5 g. networks and were actually created in the 1st place and bringing them to more rural communities that mean what quali has shot just the whole thing saying its presence
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in the u.s. is fairly small but how much of a setback is it for the company which has huge global ambitions well i mean it's definitely if you take it as a bellwether it's not a good indicator i mean here inside inside the e.u. there are telecoms who are saying that there are issues with white technology now they're not actually bringing up spying but rather saying that while ways a little bit sloppy when it comes to security in terms of their own technology and saying that they could that that those little holes that are in there could be abused by nefarious parties and hackers as well in this is something wall way has actually admitting to and saying that they're going to invest in 2000000000 in the coming years to try to make their technology a little bit tighter a little bit more secure. taking a back to the u.s. context i mean you have to realize the supply chain is massive it's huge and while they may not sell as much technology inside the united states as they do elsewhere their supply chain still runs the united states so that means this could throw kind of a monkey wrench in there many of the partners in the united states will have much more
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difficulty doing business with them and that could make the cost of production for hallway go up in the years to come i wanted to my business says thank you very much for that analysis thank you. now should women be ordained as priests in the catholic church if you ask me i would say yes but the church's ban on female clergy is a hugely controversial issue pope francis him sav has indicated he's unwilling to change things but in switzerland a young man with priestly ambitions has decided to take on the vatican and she's getting a lot of support from other catholic women. from above the swiss town of brain garden west of jury looks tranquil but the situation on the ground is anything but . this theologian is taking on the roman catholic church over its ban on female clergy. piece of the i want to become a catholic priest i feel it's my calling and since i was a teenager a felt
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a fire within me in my heart in my whole body i should be standing at the altar and be there for people to serve them and go out there because i'm a woman i'm not allowed to. open. german is 28 she study catholic theology in switzerland where she now lives she's given a number of sermons at the st nikolaus church in brain garden even though that's not really permitted the parish priest there says women need to take the initiative . long as women hold back there won't be any progress for. i don't think men will simply make way for them for you know. thousands of women post comments on strong blogs to inspire her to keep fighting she's also written lots of letters to the vatican the answers are always friendly but firm thank you for your commitment but the priesthood is reserved for men. open just because i'm
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a woman i can't go to the best i can tell him i have a calling to review my case and if you consider my calling genuine then me a priest that's not an option from god in her spare time likes to box so she's learned how to focus closely on her opponent and not back down. to think of it that the catholic church is bigger than me it's quite a sparring partner but i'm not so though i have lots of women and men all over the world on my site who are pushing for reforms in the church who want to give it a cake and wake it up cool market and boy strauss certainly won't be. her punches even if her opponents of just far bigger than she is. not a football and a privileged champions manchester city have been dreadful to european football as financial regulator has now investigators allege the club has inflated the value of a multi-million your response to ship the city cleaned a 2nd straight english title at the weekend but reports say they could now face
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a one season ban from the champions league the acquisition center how the. team declared sponsorship money from abu dhabi and if the high city have denied any wrongdoing. here watching the news here's a recap of the top story that we're following for you campaigning has entered its final stretch for the parliamentary elections set to begin next week and there is growing concern that the bloc is unprepared for foreign distant from asian campaigns aimed at discouraging vote. coming up next on news in shia christian girls from pakistan madoff to men in china with the promise of husbands to share their religion and can offer them a good life at the banality is quite different. and i will inspire them to set to vote tomorrow on legalizing same sex marriage couples novus the awaiting the
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